Tuesday, October 28, 2014


RUN NO. 2409
DATE: 21 OCT 2014
Down in the valleys of Lucky Gardens

With clear skies and a cool breeze

Off went the hens with a toot of the horn

Following a marked trail until it splits

Do you take a short trail? Or a long?

A little too late they realize…. Something is wrong here

Dun dun dunnnnnn……

Check after check…..

Keeping their eyes on the paper

and soon enough

Someone realizes the paper is missing

Are they lost? Are they going the wrong way?

Dark clouds covering what should have been a lovely sunset

The sound of Hash Hound can be heard through the jungle

Little did the hens know…. The Ripper is among them

And waiting so patiently back at the house is a Psycho

So many ideas of what had happened with the trail

As all were accounted for and the shout up commenced

Merriment continues…. But there is a worrying feeling

Thunder and lightning and with it a storm

This was the moment ….. Hunger and thirst

And as one, they shivered …. Cold… wet….

Huddling close for warmth

Tonight is the night…

Tonight is when the psycho will be loose

Tonight is when they will all scream…

And Oh did they scream…..

They screamed ……….. On On!!!!!

Note: You will be running in the dark

You will be looking for zombies

There will be prizes for zombies found

There will be prizes for best dressed

Dinner is Potluck … So bring something to share

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


RUN NO. 2408
DATE: 14OCT2014

Another humid Tuesday afternoon as the hens gathered together on the side of the Mentiri Highway at the Salambigar run site for this year’s Cancer Run. The site was chosen to honour our own Ladies Hash cancer survivor GI Jane, who although now departed from Brunei’s fair shores, marked the trails in this area using coloured ribbons for the use of hashers, ISB students and other jungle walkers.

It wasn’t long before the hens were off, with the newly christened Itchy Feet taking on front horn and Twinkletoes on back horn. Our intrepid flock set off upwards following the route set by the hares Trailblazer and Ripper. Up, down, up, up, round and round, up and up – the usual Salambigar scenario. As I accompanied Twinkletoes at the rear I’m afraid I don’t know who found the checks (my apologies to those concerned) but it was an enjoyable trail and a good workout after a day in the office. We came out just after dark and after a reviving beverage, staggered off to our cars for the short drive around the block to Simpang 420 Jalan Muara where Tina kindly hosted the shout-up.

Looking pretty in pink, the hens sat back and enjoyed a fun evening. We had the awards from the OAP (Old Aged Pensioners) run a couple of weeks earlier – all suitable items for ladies of ‘advanced years’! There were five October birthday girls with Alice’s birthday falling on the actual day. Aladdin’s Dream had worn the bells during the run and she was sadly farewelled after completing 50 runs. Toni(?) was a first time guest from Glasgow brought along by Iron Woman. The JM’s shared the good news that all committee positions have been filled for the coming year. Many thanks to those who have signed up – without you the hash would not be able to exist. Alison requested jam jars and donations for the tombola event at her upcoming charity Craft Fair ($5 entry fee on the 16th November). $5 will also buy you a local cookbook created by SM Berakas students. If you like silver, there is a sale by John Ng(?) on 2nd November in the apartments next to Mabohai Supasave. For the musically inclined, Serenai Singers are performing at Freshco in November – see Cheryl for details.

The shout-up finished with some hash shit being doled out for various sins mainly to do with forgetting things. We were then invited to partake of a delicious meal by our lovely hares. I recall munching on pau and salad followed by ice-cream – nom, nom, nom! All in all a great night with great friends and all for a great cause.
Next week’s run is the last run being laid by Buttercup although she will still be here until the end of November and of course will be held at Spg 462-28 Jalan Muara. Walkers please follow the shorter course as the nights are getting dark very quickly at the moment and we want to make sure everyone gets out safely and in good time. ON ON!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

RUN NO. 2407 MATA MATA 7 OCT 2014

RUN NO. 2407
A leisurely drive to site from the office (only five minutes away – such luxury) and found a hive of activity at the site of the new carpark once the highway goes thru. Tent was at usual site and being a frequent visitor to the site with H4 was able to drive right up close to the tent on the other side of the road away from the hustle and bustle of trucks moving., and no fear of being hit by one of them.


JM Wonderwoman was rustling up some whistles for the horns as JM Hash Hound with the kit was no way in sight as 5.15 approached.  Soon she was seen running up and all back to normal with horns distributed, and hens moving the signs closer to the tent and safely in through the work site away from the moving trucks.  A muddy track having had heavy rain the previous evening and on observing the accommodation being built for the workers look liked a long stay was in store in the construction of the carpark.  Hopefully it will still be ok to be able to start runs from this entry once the highway is finished.  Up the usual track and with hens saying that it was only hilly at the beginning... was wondering if I had gone off paper when the hilly bit went on and on and on. Sorry did not check who found the checks as it only dawned on me that I was the only hare there much later in the evening (in fact after the shout up) to do all the usual chores required: i.e. write run report, pick up the signs, take the sign in board, collect the first check paper! Thanks JM Wonderwoman for taking the sign in board., Smurf for waiting at the traffic lights and guarding our cars while I ran and picked up the last sign at 8.30 p.m. – yes what an early night!

After first check we followed the stream and weaved round the well laid paper pretty trails.  Nippon San being one of the last in caught up and after a short chat was off to catch up with the rest of the group.  I could occasionally hear some chatting in front but never caught up till nearly out by the road.

Shout up was the usual thanking of hares, Peahen with Peewee standing in and Jeannie (looking better having been diagnosed with dengue fever) was down-downed and thanked.  Food of vege curry and roti followed and hashit given to misdemeanours past... what honest hens we have – Duchess of Cambridge for not picking up her keys last week, Mrs Pingu for forgetting the crockery/cutlery basket for weeks and I am sure there was one other whom I could not identify even from the photos!


A good night albeit home quite early! Last to leave Smurf PeeWee and yours truly.

NEXT RUN: Breast Cancer Awareness run at the Menteri waterfall, nearer to the U turn/traffice lights – trails which GI Jane and friends kept open and now still maintained by Sid and friends
ONON AT  Spg 420 Jln Muara, Kg Sg Tilong.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

RUN NO. 2406 DIPLO 30SEP14

RUN NO. 2406
DATE: 30 SEP 2014

Hare retiring from Work!

Glamour looking great at the out with JM Hash Hound

We arrived at the run and on site in pretty good time. Ah Diplo, how we love thee. We received a few instructions as this was indeed Alison’s retirement run! We were to look out for anything to do with old age, and were kindly told that should our legs not be feeling great, that there may be a shorter version of events.

The horn sounded and off we went, across the moonscape and into the jungle down a fairly steep incline. We took in some lovely classic Diplo trails, a few undulations and then first check, I cant quite remember who found it, but the paper was called and laid through and off we went again. I think it was after first check that we had the opportunity to cut out, so if a short run was what you fancied, a short run was what you could have! An excellent idea.

More lovely trails took us back the opposite way to which we had come in. We came up a little incline to find a very confused Nippon San, completely lost. A few more runs in Diplo and she’ll recognise the beginnings of Bill’s Ridge for sure. There was a sign saying ‘Follow the track out if you’ve had enough‘ (or words to that effect) with an arrow pointing up towards Bill’s Ridge, or the paper continued in the opposite direction if we fancied a longer run.

Gluttons for punishment that we are, the rest of us opted for the longer run, Nippon San was back on track! The hares fitted a few more hills in there for us, I was almost regretting the longer option, then at the last check we hit a mini problem, ‘on‘ paper was found but going both ways, luckily Velma was coming in for a short walk and we chanced upon her, she assured us we were on the in-trail, so a bit of hash craft from the Iron lady and we all trotted out on the in-trail. Not quite what it should have been, but as near as damn it! And at least we knew everyone would come out safely.
The group after the mammoth "Naming" session
Hashit candidates looking subdued just before the cold water hit them!

Thank you hares for a run with options - something for everyone. A mammoth shout up ensued, a few more hashers got their names, one had a name change, a few FTGs introduced themselves, a new member was welcomed, the Hashit was duly awarded x3, and we finally got to eat - a delicious chilli, thanks Hares. Such was the busy nature of the shout up, we didn’t get to find out what was to happen with the pictures………..to be continued……….      

HARES: PEAHEN/PEEWEE (ALADDIN'S HELPER unfortunately is too ill to lay the run as originally planned due to being diagnosed with Dengue Fever - rest and get well soon)